Who Will Be There For You When You Are Beaten Down?

As you may or may not know, I am a Christian Life Coach and Counselor. I have met with people, who were at such low points in life that they just could not gather the strength or initiative to pray.

Have you ever been so deep in the quagmire that you just don’t have the words to pray? We can pray with groaning in our spirit and He hears our cry. We don’t have to use our voices and words. Sometimes we are so low, we just don’t have the words, but Holy Spirit does! And Holy Spirit will intercede for us!

Romans 8:26 says, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (ESV)

At this point, I am reminded of that poem, Footprints. The actual author is disputed because many have claimed to author this allegorical poem. Not at all my point today, but Wikipedia says:

(This popular text describes an experience in which a person is walking on a beach with God. They leave two sets of footprints in the sand behind them. Looking back, the tracks represent various stages of their life. At various points, the two trails dwindle to one, especially at the lowest and most hopeless moments of the person’s life. When questioning God, believing that the Lord must have abandoned His love during those times, God gives the explanation: “During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”)

This is not actual Scripture but it states perfectly what I think about when people, including myself, experience when at those low points. And there are plenty of Scripture that remind us that He is with us and knows our needs, even before we are able to put them to words. Matthew 6:8, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (NIV)

Are you in a place of deep despair? Take heart and be encouraged!

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5 Encouraging Truths To Guide You In The New Year (Guest Post Today)

I have had the privilege of guest posting again and today I’m on Patty’s Blog at GloriousWithinHer.com

Patty is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom who loves the Lord, her husband, Matthew, and son, Solomon. She loves being a mother and wife, teaching, devouring delicious dishes, saving money, and continually creating an intentional, Christ-focused dwelling place for her family.

You can find my guest post here and I hope you are encouraged for the New Year!

 

My First Time As a Guest on Another Blogger’s Site!

Hey friends, this is the very first time I have been invited to guest blog on someone else’s blog site. I’m really blessed to have this opportunity.

Please check it out and be sure to check out my friends blog as well. She’s a young woman with a lot of Godly wisdom. Elizabeth Hope Semones

https://wheremyheartgoesblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/where-do-you-find-confidence/

 

Where are angels when we need them?

warrior-angelI believe angels are sent to protect us. They are commanded by King Jesus to direct affairs and protect us from the enemy who would want us to turn from Him just because we experience tough times.

For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning You to guard You carefully; and they will lift You up in their hands, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”…Luke 4:10, 11

Let me share a recent experience of mine which included angels commanded by God to protect me from harm.

I was getting off the interstate onto a familiar road, looking left, then right, then left again….you know how that goes? I was careful that my path was clear before pulling off the exit ramp turning left onto the road.

All of a sudden, I heard vehicles collide, before even seeing them. What I did see were two vans skidding across the road toward me. Now, mind you, I drive a Nissan Versa. So I was frozen in time in those few seconds as they are moving closer toward me. My thoughts were that the one van would hit me and I was braced for impact. This all happened so quickly, that I had no time even to think about backing up or otherwise get out of the way.

Then, just as suddenly, the one van directly headed for me stopped as if something invisible caused to it come to a complete and sudden stop. That vehicle was so close to mine that I had to back up to open my car.

I sensed an angel between my car and the oncoming van, holding it back. Yes, that was a moment in time I will never forget. And yes, I believe God commands His angels to do battle for us, even in the smallest of issues.

Having said all of the above, I often wonder why me and that time? Why does it seem as if sometimes angels are sent and sometimes they are not? God is Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipresent (all present), and Omnipotent (all powerful). He sees the bigger picture. He knows there are more of His children affected in any given situation than we are individually aware. I just have to trust that He knows what is needed at any given moment in time for each of us.

I don’t believe this takes away from the fact that He loves each and every one of us so much that He sent His Son to die for us. And the Work of the Cross covers all of our human error which apparently caused the car wreck from which I barely escaped.